I began Exalt The Lord in church one Sunday morning. I first wrote out a verse God had put on my heart from Psalm 99:9. It says, “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.” After I wrote that verse I began to paint mountains over it. I enjoyed using gray, blue and white to make the peaks. The sunset with a vivid red and yellow, along with the style of the mountains, gave it a wintry feel. Lastly, I painted the words “Exalt the Lord” with gold metallic paint. I gave the words a 3D effect when I put it in PhotoShop to remaster. The message of this artwork is clear and bold on purpose. God wants us to worship Him and exalt his name. He reigns just as Psalm 99:1-3 says:
“The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. Great is the Lord in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name- he is holy.”
Exalt means to praise, to glorify, and to hold in a higher rank (according to online dictionaries). When we exalt the Lord, we are elevating his name and lifting Him higher than ourselves. He is our King and our God; He’s so worthy of our praise. What a privilege that we get to worship and exalt His name at His holy mountain. For the Lord is holy and exalted above all other kings and all other gods. With that perspective in mind, I long even more to exalt the Lord!